Speakers

Jay Mazoomdar
Independent Journalist and Film Maker

Jay Mazoomdaar’s Sariska expose and the subsequent investigative series on India’s conservation failures marked a milestone in environmental journalism and impacted a series of decisions at the highest levels. In the following years, Mazoomdaar broke several stories that brought a modicum of accountability and transparency to the governmental machinery and influenced public policy. From poaching to forest rights, management to science, man-animal conflict to landuse, climate politics to economic use of natural resource – Mazoomdaar continues to set standards for responsible and intelligent environmental journalism. He also writes on socio-political issues and shoots occasional documentaries.